Advisory Board


Torbjörn Tomson, MD, PhD, FRCP Edin
Advisory Board Member

Torbjörn Tomson is Professor of Neurology and Epileptology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and head of the Epilepsy Section at the Department of Neurology at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.

Dr Tomson received his medical and neurology training at Karolinska Institutet where he gained his MD in 1974 and his PhD in 1983. He became Professor of Neurology in 2002 and Professor of Neurology and Epileptology in 2010 at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.

Starting with studies of clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs his research interest has developed to involve also epidemiological approaches with the overall aim to reduce risks in epilepsy and in association with its treatment. In the last decades his research has focused on two main areas: pregnancy outcomes in women with epilepsy and mortality in epilepsy, in particularly SUDEP. He was one of the initiators of EURAP, the international antiepileptic drugs and pregnancy registry, a collaboration between more than 40 countries, which he is currently leading. He has been engaged in national and international collaborative studies aiming at identifying risk factors for SUDEP as well improving our understanding of SUDEP mechanisms.

Dr Tomson has authored more than 200 papers related to epilepsy. He was awarded Ambassador of Epilepsy in 1999, the Golden Candle Award from the Swedish Epilepsy Association in 2011, the AES Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science in 2013, and is Honorary Professor of Hanoi Medical University since 2011.


Basil O. Dosunmu
Advisory Board Member

Basil O. Dosunmu assumed the role of assistant commissioner of Finance and Administration for the Tennessee Department of Human Services on May 23, 2011. He was recently promoted to deputy commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Prior to joining DHS, Dosunmu was an auditor with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

Dosunmu has more than 19 years of accounting and auditing experience with various industries including state and local government as well as a history as a global consultant, where he was focused on business processes improvement and exploring and evaluating new business opportunities.

A certified public accountant (CPA) as well as a certified internal auditor (CIA), Dosunmu held various positions such as assistant director of accounting for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, assistant controller, senior financial analyst and staff accountant.

He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Dosunmu has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. Dosunmu is an active member of the board of TSCPA.